Shifting the Narrative, Shaping Spaces, and Supporting Gender Equity

A community-wide event to promote change in the Mahoning Valley through education and awareness focusing on racial equity, access and barriers to services, and the stigma associated with mental health treatment.




Connect. Learn. Grow.

Join mental health and medical professionals, first responders, social services providers, educators and community advocates committed to addressing the issues of racial equity, and the mental health crisis in our community.

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Former Atlanta Mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms served as the 60th Mayor of Atlanta, and the senior advisor and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.  She is a visionary leader in bringing equitable outcomes to the forefront of government and commerce.  Keisha became the first Mayor in Atlanta’s history to have served in all three branches of government.

Keisha served as Mayor during one of the most challenging times in the history of Atlanta. In the midst of a global pandemic and a racial justice movement, Keisha became a leading spokesperson regarding the challenges and opportunities facing cities and leaders across America.

Shaped by a childhood and professional career that highlighted the inequalities amongst Americans, Keisha led her Administration in undertaking several major initiatives that would seek to eradicate systemic issues facing Atlanta, while creating a model for all cities to follow. Ensuring diverse opinions and perspectives were brought to government processes by creating the City’s first Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Office of Violence Prevention, and appointing the City’s first Director of LGBTQ Affairs.

Tracing her family’s roots to a slave plantation in Georgia, it was Keisha’s highest honor to be named 2020 Georgian of the Year by Georgia Trend Magazine. She also was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year and was named a member of Ebony Magazine’s prestigious Power 100 List. Keisha was also the recipient of the Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award presented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law in recognition of her equity-driven leadership to help guide and protect marginalized communities.

She is a fierce mental health advocate and inspires others by sharing her own struggles.

Keisha is the daughter of R&B icon Major Lance and Sylvia Robinson. She and her husband Derek are parents to four children.


7:30 to 8:30 - Check-In, Resource Fair and Breakfast

8:30 to 8:45 - Welcome/Introductions

Judge Carla Baldwin

8:45 to 9:45 - Empowered Allies: Amplifying Women's Voices for Equity

LaToya Logan

9:45 to 10:45 - Resilience within Adversity: Minority Stress and Intersectionality in Queer Lives

Dr. Toni Bisconti

10:45 to 11:00 BREAK

11:00 to 12:00 - The Real Cost of Excellence: Gendered Racism and its Impact on the Health of Black Women

Dr. Kamesha Spates

12:00 to 1:00 - LUNCH

12:40 to 1:55 - Brown Bodies Bending Performance/Poetry Activity

Barbara Fant

1:55 - 3:05 - The James & Coralie Centofanti Foundation Keynote Speaker:

Fireside Chat with Keisha Lance Bottoms
Interviewed by Judge Carla Baldwin

3:05 to 3:20 - Closing Remarks

Judge Carla Baldwin

Sponsorships are still available

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Sponsorship Levels Still Available

All proceeds will benefit Coleman Health Services in the Mahoning Valley.

Title Sponsor

Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board

Keynote Sponsor

The James & Coralie Centofanti Foundation


Impact Makers-Speakers Sponsor
(Multiple Available)

  • Inclusion of large logo on all promotional pieces, emails and social media
  • :30 video into lunch
  • Full-page ad in program
  • Mention in all media press releases
  • One table for the event (8 tickets)
  • Recognition by Emcee
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Four tickets to Meet and Greet


Inspiring Change Sponsor
(Lunch, Breakfast – Multiple Available)

  • Inclusion of medium logo on all promotional pieces, website, emails and social media
  • Full-page ad in program
  • Mention in all media press releases
  • One table for the event (8 tickets)
  • Three tickets to Meet and Greet

Meet & Greet Sponsor:

 KO Consulting

Barbara Fant Poetry Workshop Sponsors

Youngstown & Mahoning County Public Library

Warren & Trumbull County Public Library



DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Resource Fair Sponsor
(Multiple Available)

  • Inclusion of medium logo on all promotional pieces, website, and social media
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Mention in all media press releases
  • One table for the event (8 tickets)
  • Recognition by Emcee
  • Signage/Pop Up at Resource Fair area
  • Logo on Resource bags for info and swag
  • Two tickets to Meet and Greet


Future Leaders Sponsor
(Multiple Available)

  • Half page ad in program
  • Two tables for the event – (One for sponsor and one for students/barbers/cosmetologists)
  • Recognition by Emcee
  • Logo on event website
  • Two tickets to Meet and Greet on Thursday night


Reform Advocate Sponsor
(Multiple Available)

  • Listed in Event Program
  • One table for the event
  • Listed on event website , social media

Be Part of This Important Conversation!

At Coleman Health Services, we provide accessible behavioral health, residential, employment and support services, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and people like you, we can change countless lives in the communities we serve!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

The James and Coralie Centofanti Foundation

Additional Sponsors

Denise and John York
& The DeBartolo Corporation